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, president obama has been talking about fair share doctrine for quite some time. this irs scandal is an extension of his fair share doctrine. he's trying to make sure that we're all paying our fair share. where is the coverage and the questions along his campaign slogans and how this relates to the news scandal? >> john, the reason this story has been kept alive is because of this network. the reporting of catherine herridge, jennifer griffin, and james rosen kept this story alive until the rest of the media caught up with it. if the elite skate gave prizes, they would win. they don't so i hope they get pay raise. >> when it comes to the irs thing, at least usa today did some fairly big stories this week about how conservative groups were getting treated versus how liberal groups were getting treated. >> they did some work about how few people are taking a look at this. i would throw into the larger context of how this administration has been covered and, in fact, how little coverage there ever is these days of bureaucratic matters like irs. the washington bureaucracy is not being
to keep the focus on obama care. >> keep the focus on obama care, the scandal here is that there is a real urgent health care crisis right now. 45,000 americans die every year because they don't have health insurance. nearly 50 million are uninsured and nearly seven million of those are children. but the republicans just don't care. they just want to play the lit cal game of repeal, repeal, repeal that will go know where it's ugly politics and shows the tea party extremism governing today's republican party. joining me is e.j. dionne and bob shrum. thank you for your time this evening. >> glad to be with you. >> e.j., repeal, repeal, but for what reason? >> well, you know, reverend, i think we can all agree, republicans enjoy voting to repeal obama care. and if they did it a few times, you know, it unifies the base and most of them vote the same time but 45 times becomes a case of self-parody. this is a very different republican party from the past. in the past, all kinds of republicans, from john chaffey to bob dole to richard dixon recognize that having this many uninsured people is bad
, the department of justice talking points on this a.p. scandal? >> yeah, it's not just media matters, you had politico that launched out, president obama is not really watching the justice department that closely because president bush watched his justice department too closely and it was politicized. so president obama attitude is the correct way. i think the talking point that the white house has been pushing not only media matters picks it up but politico picks it up. the leak had occurred at associated press and they tried to find out who leak. in the bush administration, president bush himself called the "new york times" to say, let's hold back on these stories if you are going to give away our sources. "new york times" said no, and they went forward anyway. i think the government has the right, but they need to be able to put some pressure on the news organizations to see if they will comply first. >> jon: should the media be making the point that eric holder recuses himself in this case? it doesn't seem to be getting a lot of coverage. >> as dana of the "washington post" that he abdica
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and furious gun scandal and mr. obama's liberal appointments. the congressman joins us from washington. i think tonight we want to try to advance the story. as we all know the factor audience knows what has happened. president obama says he is going to fix it. the only thing he is not going to fix is benghazi. that's still very hurricaney. he will fix the irs. going to get to the bottom of the a.p. thing. might be justified. how do you see this thing going forward? does mr. obama, can you link him to anything that is going to be troublesome for him? >> well, certainly, bill, the first thing you have to remember is with fast and furious, after congress was lied to, the american people were lied to for 10 months. he asserted executive privilege and is not willing to turn over the actual records of those lies. that advance transparency before we get to benghazi. >> bill: nothing more you can do. his own justice department isn't going to investigate it. so it's a skate. he wins. >> well, perhaps. although a federal judge has the case before them. he may defy a federal judge but we don't think
. and the obama administration playing defense over three still developing scandals in washington from the i.r.s. targeting conservative groups to the altered benghazi talking points and the ap records grabbed by the justice department. we are going to break it all down with "wall street journal" editor paul gigot. that is coming up next. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp... and provided by unitedhealthcare insuranc
to bluntly point out that the obama administration is not transparent and covering up scandals and lying to the american people. and now with the white house caught in the middle of three separate scandals, benghazi, and irs targeting of conservative groups and the justice department illegal probe in the journal phone records, the rest of the media is starting to catch up including the pundits who praised the president. >> he's accountable for it and i am offended by. it it is not a political or conservative or liberal. it is trusting your government. >> the transparency thing is crumbling. >> the president held a press government and he did well. he had been listening to their conversation. >> and lot of american a dults the last time the government looked in phone calls of the reporters and using the irs for political purposes twas the nixon era. when the government wants to do good things, managerial confidence falls between david brent and a cat chasing a hasser pointer. but when government wants to flex muscles, (bleep) you are the iron man. >> this is not the nixon administration w
to confront three major scandals, try to limit the damage to the administration, and to pursue mr. obama's second term agenda. joining us now is the president's senior advisor dan pfeiffer. and dan, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thank you, chris. >> chris: president obama was asked a broad question about the irs scandal this week and he gave a narrow answer. let's take a look. can you assure the american people that nobody in the white house knew about the agency's actions before your counsel's office found out on april 22? >> i can assure you that i certainly did not know anything about the ig report before the ig report had been leaked through press. >> chris: so, he only talked the president about the ig report. the question was broader about any agency irs activities. white house knew anything about the irs targeting conservatives before information about the eg report was given to the white house in april? >> yes, the first time as we he said that any one heard about this at the white house is when the counsel's office of treasury department called to let us know there was a
obama was asked a broad question about the irs scandal this week and he gave a narrow answer. let's take a look. can you assure the american people that nobody in the white house knew about the agency's actions before your counsel's office found out on april 22? >> i can assure you that i certainly did not know anything about the ig report before the ig report had been leaked through press. >> chris: so, he only talked the president about the ig report. the question was broader about any agency irs activities. white house knew anything about the irs targeting conservatives before information about the eg report was given to the white house in april? >> yes, the first time as we he said that any one heard about this at the white house is when the counsel's office of treasury department called to let us know there was an investigation that was coming to a conclusion. we didn't know the details of it. we didn't see the report. we had no facts at this point. just that an investigation was coming to a conclusion. >> chris: but you didn't know anything about the idea that the irs was targeting
to get every bit of political mileage they can out of the irs scandal and they'll never let up on obama care. today house republicans are making their 37th -- that's 37 times -- to repeal the health care law. like all the times before it, it is going to fail. we have an expert here, a special advisor to the obama administration formulating for the affordable health care act. he he wrote a new book, "brothers emanuel." i really want to read that book. one is the great hollywood agent ari emanuel who stars in a movie, and rahm emanuel is mayor of chicago. what is it like to have brothers like that? does your mom think you're the intellectual? >> the doctor in the family. that's the key. >> that's a permanent job. let me ask you about -- i smell a rat. i think the republicans would like to spread the word out there that obama care isn't good for you and therefore sort of upchuck it. if it comes to you, do whatever you got to do. if you're a barber, you got two seats, each guy makes 25 or 30 o year, make it difficult on yourself or the government. >> they're certainly trying to delegitimate
scandal there. >> the harm done was to romney by a tenth of a point. >> romney had an issue to hit obama with because he was accusing him with a cover-up. >> we all remember that debate. what do you think, jonathan, about the way this thing developed yesterday with the unloading last night of all those e-mails? >> e-mails came in the very beginning of the packet. it was an e-mail from the general counsel of the cia who points out to everybody, this is when the consideration and the editing process is still going on inside the cia, that there's a standing order from the national security council, from the justice department, from the fbi, that no one in any assessment should attribute blame to this thing because it could jeopardize the investigation, even internally within the government. so it doesn't matter what went on, i believe, in the subsequent toing and froing. this is a major administrative process. the fact is, that stuff had to come out. there was an order to take that stuff out, not even put it out even within the government. that's what happened. >> the two items that had to
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way from watergate at this point, but how serious is the irs scandal and how do you think the obama administration is doing, the white house, at handling it? >> i think it's quite serious. we don't know how far it goes, the dimensions and so on. two things about it. the reason whyis problematic for the administration is -- one is that this action coincided with the political interests of the obama team, that is to say the action was taken overwhelmingly against conservative groups. the second thing is, that the administration has had trouble telling the truth about it. i mean, as recently as the other day, you had on his way out acting director saying on the hill, arguing with the idea that anyone was targeted, and then, of course, congress had asked for information, which was not forthcoming when the irs higher-ups found out about it, that never -- congress was never told. another case where there's been difficulty telling truth. you put those two together, you've got a combustible mix, of what scandals are made. the same with benghazi as well, coincided with the administration's i
? >> before we go. everything seems to be a scandal these days involving the obama administration, so what happened when president obama held a news conference the other day outside the white house? it started to rain and i think we have a picture here and we have the footage and he calls in for them to there the umbrella and "new york post" called this a scandal. an interesting moment an odd moment. is it a scandal? a. >> absolutely not a scandal. it happens with tiger woods and golfers. when important people are not allowed to get wet. michael jackson had a guy he hired for 20 years -- >> some people like sarah palin said, well, most people hold their own umbrellas. >> it's a medfoafore. here he is rainy day. >> when it rains it pours. >> it's a metaphor for a lot of stories. >> i'm going to go out on a limb and say that story was all wet. >> couldn't resist. >> thanks for stopping by this sunday morning. >>> when we come back, we'll look at the benghazi talking points and make some news here and how that story was handled. even in stupid loud places. to prove it, we set up our call cent
is a scandal. everything is watergate. they hurt it because they give president obama cover. i want to direct this question to you. do you agree with that? do you agree with certain people who despise president clinton and hillary clinton so much president obama and hillary clinton so much that everything is a scandal, everything is a watergate. we don't each know the facts about the a.p. thing yet. but it's already they are coming for us. they are going to arrest me you and colmes, probably not colmes. me, you and we are going to be arrested and put in cuffs. do you -- do you agree that gives -- the president cover. >> giving cover is separate issue. what the press has done and what obama and hillary have done over years is create personality. with the protection of the press both hillary and president obama. >> bill: you are dodging my question. there are certain right leaning people. >> without having to perform, bill, and when they screw up, they don't get nailed and they deserve to be nailed. i have to deal with facts. however, on talk radio where you live, all right, there's a lot of sp
obama spoke out on the irs scandal over charges that it singled out conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny. the president announced the acting commission of the irs was fired and the president promised his administration will work with congress to make sure nothing like this happens again. listen. >> i've reviewed the treasury department watchdog's report, and the misconduct that it uncovered is inexcusable. it's inexcusable and americans have a right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the irs. given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. and as i said earlier, it should not matter what political stripe you're from. the fact of the matter is, the irs has to operate with absolute integrity. the government generally has to conduct itself in a way that is true to the public trust. that's especially true for the irs. >> also today, the white house released more than 100 pages of e-mail correspondence, showing how officials came up with a response that beng
exempt organizations office when the scandals taking place is now head of the irs obama care implementation office. joining me, two of the lawmakers who participated in the heated hearing. >> good to be with. >> ms. ingram was in charge at the time. do you think it is appropriate she is in charge of the implementation of obama care? >> as a matter of fact, that is not true. she actually left that office six months prior to even subordinates knowing what took place there so she wasn't in the office when the subordinates were informed. >> sean: wasn't she there between 2009 and 2012? >> she left six months prior to the subordinates knowing that this actually took place. >> sean: we knew a couple of years ago and what we learned in the last couple of days is that they did know at the time she was there. >> i think you have to check your facts. she left the office six months prior to the subordinates showing. >> sean: my understanding is she did know. >> that is my understanding as well. she was there during the time that the abusive practice was being perpetrated. we have to pi
, particularly at the clinton years, the effect of scandal is to empower the hard line in each party, obama is going to find a tougher i think to make deals that may alienate some of the congressional democrats while he needs them to defend them against the republicans and on the other side voices get louder inside the gop that say the president is bleeding, we don't want to throw him lifelines with any agreements and that could be a shortsighted view for the republicans. it makes it harder to get immigration and the net may not be a positive by 2016. >> and i want to talk about the obama economy. this is what it looks like now, the labor force participation right 63.3 pretax, income up 2% in the past year, 5% over the past two years, overall the economy grew just 2.5% in the first three months of the year, but deficits dropping, plunged 32% in the first half of the fiscal year. housing improving. prices are rising in most areas. consumer confidence we learned is almost at a six-year high. stocks, i don't have to tell you, most of those people in washington have a 401(k) and very well aware
and of course, the president bumped up sarah hall graham and appointing her as part of the irs obama care role. the social contract between the people who pay taxes and the government has been broken by this scandal. is the president capable of fixing it? >> i thi that is the issue here, we have a serious trust issue and the president is trying to distance himself and because it is happening in the walls of the white house, that he ismmune from the blame. but the reality is, he sets the tone for the srgz the massive big government and regulatory state, it is his responsibility. he has a lot of healing to do with the american people who say i will not give bonuses to these people. i don't think a burrcrat in cincinnati woke up and said i will go after the t party group. >> that is an interesting point and stephen miller who was under the grill spoke to this point. we have a sound bite where whether it was mismanagement or partisship. >> i don't believe that partis anship motivated the people engaged in the practices described in the attorney general report. >> this is a definition of partisansh
, the loyal opposition and what they thought of president obama's comments about both the irs scandal and the benghazi talking points controversy which president obama called a sideshow. dana. >> well, as you can imagine, jake, republicans are unsatisfied. i think that's probably the understatement of the year with what the president said about benghazi. let's start there. first and foremost the idea he called it a sideshow from republicans point of view and just in general really doesn't answer the question of why these talking points were changed and more specifically why the white house said it was something that was stylistic really up until last week and hasn't directly answered the question about the fact that al qaeda was taken out, that the idea of this was a protest was still in there, that the president talked about the video at the u.n. a couple weeks later. all of that continued to be part of the white house narrative even though the administration and broader community knew that that was not the case. so those are still questions that republicans are asking. in fact, as t
taking questions on obama care, benghazi, irs the scandal that continues to grow by the way. here is house speaker john boehner after he made his initial statement. the questions and answered that follows is how he character rised what happened with this irs deal. >> there are laws in place to prevent this type of abuse. someone made a conscious decision to harass and to hold up these requests for tax exempt status. i think we need to know who they are, whether they violated the law. clearly someone violated the law. >> let me tell you i am very interested in -- and i'm hopeful that we will get a clear explanation for why such unprecedented action was taken. it bee tpu befuddles me that there could be some justification to allow them to infringe on the first amendment to the constitution. bill: you heard it earlier, who is going to jail is the direct question john boehner started with in his opening statement. also he said the house will repeal obama care. look for that vote in congress this week. it has been four years since we have last heard from oj simpson. that will likely ch
for the american people. if president obama does that as well, he might be able to move on from this scandal as well. >> thanks so much for your time. great to have you all three here. thanks again. >>> for the first time ever, former football star o.j. simpson is about to take the stand. we're going to hear more about the strange hotel room conversation that sent him to prison and his fight to get out of jail before his death. if you've got it, you know how hard it can be to breathe and man, you know how that feels. copd includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. spiriva is a once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that helps open my obstructed airways for a full 24 hours. you know, spiriva helps me breathe easier. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek immediate medical help if your breathing suddenly wor
to a very bad week for president obama. it's been scandal upon scandal upon scandal. and there's no sign things are calming down soon. white house press secretary jay carney joins me now. jay carney, thank you for joining me. would you say this has been your toughest week personally in your job? >> you know, piers, i would say that it's been a challenging week, but in many ways, a week that i've enjoyed because i think that when a press secretary goes to the briefing room and there's a lot of intensity in the room and a lot of news, that you know, it's inspiring reporters to ask hard questions. that's what it's all about. and i have no problem with that and i think that it's part of our democracy and part of what makes the process great. so you know, some people have said oh, you've really been on the firing line and you know, maybe it's just me, but i've kind of enjoyed it. >> you may have enjoyed it, but the "new york times" today said about the president that he's a bystander occupying the most powerful office in the world. dana milbank of the "washington post" said the president was
the irs scandal and is going to clean it up. more damage control at the white house. president obama weathering rain drops and the irs storm. >> my main concern is fixing a problem. >> reporter: the president says he will make sure anyone involved in unfairly targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status is held accountable. >> looking forward to working with congress to -- to fully investigate what happened, make sure it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: mr. obama admitted he first learned about the controversy from the media and said that a government watch dog report about the scandal made him angry. after announcing the forced resignation of acting commissioner, the president named his replacement. we also learned a second official, the man in charge of the agency's exempt and government entities division announced his plan to retire. the fbi launched a criminal investigation. republicans are making it clear they're not dropping the issue. >> somebody made a decision to do this. i doubt it was low level employees in cincinnati field c supporters gathered on capitol hil
for the makerof the ads that poisoned our airwaves. >> that is also a scandal. >> on tuday, t town is turning on obama. all of the ingredients are in place for a good old-fashioned pile on. i know it is christmas time for republicans. how bad is it for the president? mistake.a test.make no the agenda is put on hold, the stories e negative, and the question is, can he take control of it? can he own it and be the authority figure and demand answers, realistic answers people are going to accept? >> can the president get from under this one? >> can he own his own government? he is a bystandard. i read about it in the wspaper. the attorney general asked about the ap story, the dragnet of the phone calls. i have no idea. i can't remember when i recud myself. i wahaving lunch of the time. these ys want to get elected, they pretend the gernment is something out there and they just arrived on the scene like a bystandard. >> you were born in this town. on a scale of 1-10, where is ththis one? >> 5. if you take em one by one, let's go bacto the irs, there is no evidence that what happened to the irs san
. the obama administration going south fast. can it save itself that is the subject of this east coast's talking points memo. headline right now the irs scandal could be worse than benghazi as the president fires irs chief stephan miller. at this point mr. obama had to do that. >> i will do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again. by holding the responsible parties accountable, by putting in place new checks and safeguards and going forward by making sure that the laws applied as it should be in a fair and impartial way. the irs admitting it targeted conservatives. listen to this. just hours earlier, than what the president just said, jay carney was saying that the white house can't really explain how the irs corruption happened because fbi is investigating. i cannot obviously comment on the investigation that the attorney general announced the other day. what i can say is that the president believes that the conduct reported in the ig's review is inappropriate. it is wrong. and there needs to be consequences for that conduct. >> bill: all right. so miller g
at the staying power of benghazi as a story, the way it's picked up steam as a scandal, but the obama administration, his senior aides, they regard that of the three big stories we're talking about as the one that's closest to a winner for them, the one where they have a chance to persuade the public at large that it's really just ginned up by republican partisanship. be not fooled. yes, there's been some tougher questioning for jay carney, even for the president, on these subjects, but some of the toughest voices in today's blathersphere, there will be the most weepy laudtory eulogies of barack obama and his presidency. the current stories feeding the politico cycle are done as well. in retirement, barack obama will benefit from an incredibly well-funded, well-coordinated campaign for constitutional enshrinement similar to which we saw after the assassination of president kennedy. >> bill: well, also bill clinton did well in post-spin. you're discounting things, rosen, these things could get a lot worse. >> that's true. >> bill: this isn't the crest of the wave. this wave is starting
own pals as the white house scandals grow more scandily. charlie wrangle says obama owes explanations for the doj and irs mess. >> i don't think anyone truly believes the president has given a sufficient answer for america much less press. >> they don't have enough guests on that show. the president is in such a pickle chris matthew's leg barely has a tickle. the host said the irs scandal, quote, underminds the basic trust in government." what does obama have to say? does he think it is inexcusable and americans are right to be angry about it and she an gruey about it? and will he not tolerate this behavior in any agency, but especially in the irs? >> it is inexcusable, and americans are right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agenty, but especially in the irs. >> glad you said what i wrote or whatever. obama also announced that the acting head of the irs, steven miller, has resigned in the fallout. i hope he takes a jet airliner somewhere. meanwhile, we are learning more about the -- that was so stupid -- about the irs shad
scandal that president obama discussed today while standing next to david cameron in the white house. the scandal is about how the irs handled that huge influx of new organizations applying for tax exempt status while also engaged in some degree of political activity under this farcical part of the tax code. starting friday, reports have surfaced that the irs and handling these types of claims singled out groups that had the word tea party or word patriots in their name. and while that might reasonably be a way to find groups that were actually mostly interested in political activity rather than social welfare, it is not fair to apply extra irs scrutiny and questioning to those groups who are obviously engaged in political activity on the right if you are not also applying that scrutiny to groups who are engaged in political activity on the left. it is the imbalance, right? and thus far, we have no evidence that they were applying equal scrutiny to groups on the left side of the ideological spectrum. the irs official who on friday apologized for this targeting of conservative groups
." he has written about the various scandals enveloping the obama administration. first of all, charlie, from your standpoint as a reporter how do you think they're handling, their response to all of this? how do you think they're doing? >> i think that has been one of the biggest problems we've seen this week that their responses have been tepid. president obama has been very short of tepid in his rebuke of the various scandals that are sort of emerging. i think that they're, sort of taking half measures is. i think robert gibbs, former press secretary robert gibbs talked about some of this on sunday saying the administration should probably come out and be a little more forceful about it. trying to say, well, we need to wait and find out what happened inside the irs. obviously nobody needs to, you don't want to take immediate, drastic measures without first investigating it but my goodness, you can condemn it with the, i mean, this politicization of one of the most invasive agencies in the federal government, or the most invasive agencies in the federal government, you know, to politi
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on president obama to come out and address the irs and ap scandals head on. >> he has to come forward and give more of an answer than he has done. he can't just national defense as a cheeld or spear to protect the white house. >> the white house did release a statement on the inspector general's report last night saying in part the reports findings are intolerable and inexcusable. the federal government must conduct itself in a way that's worthy of the public's trust and that's especially true for the irs, but with criticism mounting on bailout sides of the aisle, how does the president get control of the narrative? i'm joineded my chris cough nas and danny vargas. good morning, guys. >> good morning. >> so, chris, if you were grading the white house' response to these scandals, what would you give them? >> i'd give them a pretty bad grade. i'd say an f. >> an f? why? >> because here's the problem. when these crisis happen, anyone who's been in campaigns or politics, it's going to happen. it's the response that dictates your reaction in your ability to control events. leets take one for exampl
bit of an overreach. do you think that this irs scandal has impact, will have impact on obama care? >> yes. i do. i think, look. all of us can identify with this irs scandal and i think it's why it's having such repercussions and crossing the line. there are two things you can't avoid in life. death or taxes. all of us have some certain mistrust. i think nobody likes signing that check over to the irs and so you have a certain mistrust for that agency already. and to see what that -- what's happening is very concerning for all americans. look, there but for the grace of god go i. this could be one day on the other side of the aisle so we cannot let this precedent stand. nobody can. i do think the obama care votes have become symbolic. we get it. republicans don't like obama care. i would say to my people, let it get implemented. there is going to be plenty of problems with it. people are going to scream bloody murder and then we're going to have to fix it. >> all right. i have to leave it there. thank you so much. appreciate it. >>> if don draper only knew what the future of advert
get it out immediately but instead the obama administration has been caught lying the as a result the scandal stories continue to dominate the headlines. we're talking, do you believe our government? right here and right now. >> tom: thanks for joining us. here at the top of the stack. we know jay carney lied about the benghazi talking points, but we still don't have answers to many other questions surrounding the attack. f.b.i. is investigating the irs's targeting of conservative groups. do you believe the f.b.i. is
? >> yeah, i mean, second terms are generally hit with scandal. the obama administration you're not going to having monetary scandal. these people are not financially corru corrupt. the irs story is going to be big and confirm a lot of suspicions a lot of republicans have. you combine that with the benghazi thing and even the red line. syria where that looks like a political thing because you wouldn't carry through it. what the president needs is a group of people put out there the clearly above politics, senior older people show that a significant part of this administration and the core of this administration is not hyper political and that has been a problem for the administration i think since the get go. >> huge story this week is the sexual assault in the military and the figures that were revealed this week katty kay, from 2010 to 2012, an increase of 35% within the military, the president very angry about it. this is men and women who are being assaulted. this gets to a core issue which is, who you report assaults to in the military and the role of a military commander to even do
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